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Packing Tips

  • Be sure to label boxes while packing, and place them in the unit with the label visible.
  • Use large boxes for lighter items such as pillows, blankets, etc., and use smaller boxes for heavier items like books, DVDs and electronics.
  • Pack small items carefully and avoid using trash bags as items tend to break and mildew due to lack of ventilation.
  • Don't overload boxes; you shouldn't have to strain when moving them.
  • If packing items of different weights in the same box, be sure to put heavier items on bottom and label "this end up."
  • Be sure to wrap breakables carefully in newspaper or bubble wrap.
  • Use wardrobe boxes to hang clothing or draperies so the fabric breathes and doesn't wrinkle.
  • Furniture drawers can be used to store small, well-wrapped breakable items.
  • Fill boxes completely, and stuff extra space with newspaper to help prevent collapsing when stacked.

Have some questions about storing your stuff?  Check out our Hints, Tips and Frequently Asked Questions.  If your question isn't covered here, give us a call at 330-535-1754.